The people mentored by Ed were mentored successfully because they were ready to receive what he had to offer. In much the same way, Kendra was also ready when her mentor stepped forward at a very teachable moment. She was open to learning and professional development. Because she had a mentor who created a safe climate, she was able to be open with herself and her mentor. She learned how to listen to and respect critical feedback and convert those lessons learned into action. Mentoring was right for her. Before moving on to the next chapters about the mentoring process, it may be useful take a moment and consider how ready you are.
Here are some questions for you to think about:
• Do I have a sincere interest ...

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